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Training School 5

Use and characterisation of new acoustic treatments and tools

Budapest (Hungary), 16-18 December 2019

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DENORMS Action’s 5th Training School “Use and characterisation of new acoustic treatments and tools” was held from 16th to 18th December 2019 in Budapest (Hungary), organised by Óbuda University.

This Training school was aimed at the industrial partners and Early Career Investigators. The training was offered in both theoretical and experimental aspects of developing new sound absorbing and sound controlling structures.

During the first day, the refresher training courses were organised covering the basic theory of sound interaction with porous materials and metamaterials. During the following two days lectures and practical sessions familiarised the audience with the new methods used in design of conventional and metamaterial based noise reducing treatments.

More information on the program of the Training School.


Slides of the lectures

  • Day 2, December 17 2019 Porous materials
    •  C. Perrot (Université Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée – UPEM), Introduction to homogenisation theory and its application to porous materials design.
    • T. Cavalieri (LAUM, UMR CNRS 6613, Safran Aircraft Engines): Practical session on design/manufacturing (including rapid manufacturing) and characterisation of porous materials.
  • Day 3, December 18 2019 Acoustic metamaterials

Social activities

  • Day 1: Sightseeing, visit of Budapest, boat tour.
  • Day 1: YAN social event, beers for free!
  • Day 2: Diner at Thököly Restaurant.

Organizing Committee

Lívia Cvetityánin, Erika Hronyecz, and Katalin Lévay (Local organiser)
Jean-Philippe Groby (DENORMS Chair)
Olga Umnova (DENORMS Vice-Chair)
Arnaud Duval (WG 3 Leader)

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Workshop 8 – Final event

DENORMS Action Final event

Coimbra (PRT) – 18th-21st February 2020

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The COST funding for four years of networking activities is coming to an end. To celebrate the networking achievements of the these four years, the DENORMS Action Final event will take place from 18th to 21st Feb. 2020 in Coimbra (Portugal) and will be the occasion of promoting the Action’s breakthroughs.

Three specific activities will be developed:

  • Scientific presentations from selected STSM (Short Term Scientific Mission) awarded researchers and internationally recognized researchers.
  • Presentation and dissemination of the four Round Robin Tests achieved within the Action.
  • Three popularization talks on acoustics / building acoustics / acoustic materials as appetizers before the exhibition “Acoustics and beyond” vernissage at the University of Coimbra’s Museum of Science.

A complete social program will accompany the scientific exchange and dissemination program with daily proposed events.

Coimbra has remnants of 2,000 years of history. Roman Empire constructions coexist with internationally renowned modern buildings. Capital of the Portuguese Kingdom in bygone ages and meeting point of several cultures, Coimbra combines a rich architectonic and historical heritage with modern facilities for the arts and sports and green, open-air spaces.
Read more on http://worldheritage.uc.pt/.

Registration

Participation in this event is free of charges, but registration is mandatory. Registration should be completed online before 31st Jan. 2020 via the link.

Speakers and MC members will benefit from funding. A few more funding will be attributed on a competitive basis to PhD candidates and Early Career Investigators (i.e. researchers within 8 years from the PhD).

Tentative Time Schedule

  • 18th Feb. – Afternoon session- MC meeting (only for MC members).
  • 19th Feb. Presentation from selected STSM (Short Term Scientific Mission) awarded researchers and Working Group 1 meeting.
  • 20th Feb. -Morning session- Presentation and dissemination of the four Round Robin Tests:
    • 3D printed sound absorbing porous materials.
    • Low frequency sound absorption measurements in impedance tube and reverberation room.
    • Elastic properties of poro- and viscoelastic materials for vibroacoustic applications.
    • Porous Materials and their standard as of 2019.
  • 20th Feb. -Afternoon session- Scientific presentations from internationally recognized researchers (2 presentations per Working group) and Working Group 3 meeting.
  • 21st Feb. Popularization talks on acoustics / building acoustics / acoustic materials and exhibition “Acoustics and beyond” vernissage at the University of Coimbra’s Museum of Science.

Full definitive program will be available soon.

Sites of interests

Coimbra has a rich architectural and historical heritage that is well worth a visit. Some visits directly related to the University are recommended:

  • the University’s former campus, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • the College of Jesus, which includes the Physics Laboratory (18th and 19th centuries) and the Natural History Collection (18th century) of the Science Museum of the University of Coimbra.
  • the 18th Century Botanical Garden of the University of Coimbra, located next to the old campus of the University, created to complement Natural History and Medical Studies.

In addition, a visit to some of Coimbra’s many interesting historical sites is highly recommended, such as:

  • the Machado de Castro Museum, one of the most important Fine Arts museums in Portugal, located in the former Episcopal Palace, in a 12th century building built on the vast Roman foundations of the Cryptoporticus.
  • the ancient abbeys of Santa Clara and São Francisco (recently renovated and housing the Coimbra Congress Centre), both located on the left bank of the Mondego River.
  • the historic site of Quinta das Lágrimas and its gardens.
  • the archaeological site of the Roman city of Conímbriga, 10 km from Coimbra.

Venue

The 18th, 19th and 20th Feb. sessions will be held in the Department of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Sciences and Technology, in the Pólo II campus (Rua Luis Reis Santos, 3030-788 Coimbra). The popularization talks and exhibition vernissage will be held on the 21st Feb. in the University of Coimbra’s Museum of Science, in the historical Pólo I campus (Largo Marquês de Pombal, 3000-272 Coimbra).

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Accomodation

There are several hotels in Coimbra, of different categories, which can be booked directly by the participants of the DENORMS Final event. Here are some of them:

Hotel Ibis Coimbra **
Edifício Topázio
Av. Emídio Navarro nº 70
3000–150 Coimbra
E-mail: h1672-gm@accor.com
Website: https://all.accor.com/hotel/1672/index.en.shtml

Hotel Botânico **
Bairro de São José, N.º 15
3030-207 Coimbra
E-mail: geral@hotelbotanicocoimbra.pt
Website: https://hotelbotanicocoimbra.pt/

Hotel D. Luís ***
Quinta da Várzea
3040-091 Coimbra
Phone: +351 239 802 120
E-mail: reservas@hoteldluis.pt
Website: http://www.hoteldluis.pt/en/

Tryp Coimbra ****
Av. Armando Gonçalves 20 Apt. 2056
3000-059 Coimbra
E-mail: tryp.coimbra@solmeliaportugal.com
Website: https://www.trypcoimbra.com/en

Hotel Vila Gale Coimbra ****
Rua Abel Dias Urbano 20
3000-001 Coimbra
E-mail: coimbra.eventos@vilagale.com
Website: https://www.vilagale.com/en/hotels/center-of-portugal/vila-gale-coimbra

You can also check on AirBnB for alternative accommodations.

Transport connections

How to reach Coimbra?

The airports nearer to Coimbra are located in Lisboa (190 km away) and in Porto (120 km away).

There are two railway stations in Coimbra: Coimbra A– Estação Nova, “The New Station” and Coimbra-B – Estação Velha, “The Old Station”. All trains stop at Coimbra B. Once there, you have to take a train to Coimbra-A (your train ticket already includes this short trip).

From Lisboa (Humberto Delgado) International Airport (recommended)

By train: you will need to take the metro (Red line) to Lisboa Oriente railway station; the journey should take approximately 10 minutes. Trains to Coimbra run every hour and you should expect the journey to take approximately 2 hours.
CP – Train schedules

By express bus: you will need to to take the metro (Red line and then Blue line to Jardim Zoológico)  to “Sete Rios” Bus Station; the journey should take approximately 45 minutes. Express buses to Coimbra run every hour and you should expect the journey to take approximately 2 hours and a half.
Check the website of the Express Buses Network for the timetable and prices.

By transfer: the shared transfer service Coimbra Airport Shuttle offers numerous daily shuttles going to or departing from the airports of Lisbon and Porto.
Check the website of the Coimbra Airport Shuttle for the timetable and prices.

From Porto (Francisco Sá Carneiro) International Airport

By train: you will need to take the metro (line E and then A) to Gare da Campanhã (the main train station in Porto). It is recommended that you travel to this station by taxi or underground metro. You will find metro station readily at the front of the airport. You should expect the journey to take approximately 45 minutes. Several trains run from Porto to Coimbra daily. You should expect the journey to take one hour and a half.
CP – Train schedules

By express bus: you will need to travel by metro (line E) until the “24 de Agosto” Stop (30 minutes). From there, walk to the Bus Station “Terminal Rodoviário », Street: “Campo 24 de Agosto, n.º 125” (2 minutes). Express buses to Coimbra run every hour and you should expect the journey to take approximately one hour and a half.
Check the website of the Express Buses Network to check the timetable and prices.

By transfer: the shared transfer service Coimbra Airport Shuttle offers numerous daily shuttles going to or departing from the airports of Lisbon and Porto.
Check the website of the Coimbra Airport Shuttle to check the timetable and prices.

Local Transportation

Coimbra is served by a public transportation Bus network which covers the urban area. The Bus lines that serve the campus “Polo II” are « 34 – Universidade – Pólo II da Universidade » and « 38 – Planalto Sta. Clara (Fórum) – Pólo II da Universidade ». Bus lines “28 – Universidade – Bairro do Ingote”, « 34 – Universidade – Pólo II da Universidade » and “B” serve the old campus, “Polo I”.

Timetables can be consulted in the website of “Transportes Urbanos de Coimbra” (S.M.T.U.C.), at http://www.smtuc.pt/en/. An overview of the network can be found at http://www.smtuc.pt/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/Mapa-redeTransportes.jpg

Catering

The Conference will cover refreshments throughout the event on 19-21 Feb. 2020 as well as the exhibition vernissage.
In addition, lunches and dinners will be organized for the participants, although not covered by the Conference.

Lunches

On the 19th and 20th Feb., participants will be able to have lunch in one of the 3 university restaurants or 2 snack bars on the « Polo II » campus.
On 21th Feb., the venue is the old « Polo I » campus, where several university restaurants and bars exist and can be used by participants.

Dinners

Social dinners will be organized on February 19th and 20th Feb. evenings, in downtown Coimbra.

Contacts

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Workshop 7

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Second edition of the « Symposium on Acoustic Metamaterials » (SAM)

The second edition of the « Symposium on Acoustic Metamaterials” (SAM) took place from 9th to 11th October 2019 in Ischia (Italy) and was organised by YRAM (Young Researchers in Acoustic Metamaterials), COST Action DENORMS CA 15125 and the University of Salerno.

This second Symposium on Acoustic Metamaterials was targeted to PhD candidates, Early Career Investigators (i.e. researcher whose career spun less than 8 years since the date of the PhD) and aimed at sharing new advances and breakthroughs as well as fostering the community of young researchers in the field of acoustic metamaterials. The second SAM was organised around 6 different sessions comprising 20 min talks and plenary lectures.

More information can be found on the SAM website.


Presentations

Wednesday 9th October 2019

Plenary lecture by Andrea Bergamini (EMPA): Imitating Nature and Beyond and Additive Manufacturing of Phononic Materials

Contributed talks

Plenary lecture by Jean-Philippe Groby (LAUM, UMR CNRS 6613): Bio-inspired and natural meta-fluids for sound absorption.

Contributed talks

Tuesday 10th October 2019

Plenary lecture by Richard Craster (Imperial College): Elastic Metamaterials.

Contributed talks

Friday 11th October 2019

Plenary lecture by Jensen Li (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology): Space-coilin metamaterials: from negative refraction to generating wave illusion and Willis coupling.

Contributed talks

Plenary lecture by Angela Madeo (INSA Lyon): Towards the engineering design of metamaterials’ structures through micro-morphic enriched continuum modeling.

Contributed talks

Pictures of the Workshop are available here.

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